Fireworks: White House Reporters Squabble Over Press Access

March 7th, 2022 7:51 PM

On Monday afternoon after the White House press briefing, the Briefing Room became the site of a contentious and, at times, heated debate about who gets to ask questions and how many as, thanks to longstanding power bestowed on the AP reporter slot, the Q&A portion of the briefing only lasted about 39 minutes.


CRAZY April Ryan to Psaki: Voting Rights Have ‘Collapsed’ in America

July 6th, 2021 8:08 PM

With Fox’s Peter Doocy away from Tuesday’s White House press briefing, interest shifted elsewhere for NewsBusters and, thankfully, CNN political analyst and Grio correspondent April Ryan beclowned herself with questions from the left on civil rights, voting, and white supremacists. This included the insane assertion from Ryan to Press Secretary Jen Psaki that voting rights have “collapsed”…


CNN Defends Chicago Mayor’s RACIST New Policy for Press, Nets Censor

May 20th, 2021 2:57 PM

The mayor of Chicago has instituted a racist new policy, saying she will only give one-on-one interviews to Black or Brown journalists. The shocking and blatantly discriminatory move has been buried by network press. So far, ABC, CBS and NBC have totally ignored the story and CNN has allowed minimal coverage, but defended Lori Lightfoot’s move as a win for diversity and that no one should be “…


MSNBC Frets Republican Jews Embracing 'Nazi'-Like Trump Rhetoric

April 9th, 2019 10:18 AM
On Sunday's Up with David Gura on MSNBC, during a panel discussion of President Donald Trump criticizing U.S. immigration policy during a speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition, host Gura invited Lynn Sweet -- Washington bureau chief of the Chicago Sun-Times -- to complain about Jews who have responded favorably to Trump's rhetoric that was earlier in the segment likened to Nazi Germany.

Media Dishonestly Slam 'Big Soda' for Chicago Soda Tax Repeal

October 13th, 2017 11:57 PM
On Wednesday, "the Cook County (Illinois) Board of Commissioners repealed the penny-an-ounce levy on sweetened beverages it passed last November." The inflammatory "Big Soda" label appears frequently in press coverage of this reversal of what the government-always-knows-best crowd had thought was a major nanny-state victory, and reflects the fact that many in the media are quite unhappy with this…

CNN Makes Gallup Poll on Lack of Trust in the Media All About Trump

September 19th, 2016 11:38 AM
As many have probably seen by now, Gallup released a poll on September 14 that a record-low percentage of the American people trust the media and, naturally, CNN’s Reliable Sources on Sunday addressed it, but the 11-minute segment made it another obsessive discussion of Donald Trump’s hostility toward them and ignored key factors such as routine bias by omission stories or excusing/ignoring…

Liberal Pundits Rush to Reject MRC Study Showing Media Midterm Bias

October 24th, 2014 6:01 PM
Since the Media Research Center first published its study on Wednesday showing a glaring double standard in how the network evening newscasts covered the anti-Republican wave in the 2006 midterm election vs the likely anti-Democratic wave in 2014, various liberal pundits and journalists took to the airwaves in an effort to dismiss the findings.

Even After New Emails, MSNBC Panelists Still Dutifully Dismiss Benghaz

May 5th, 2014 6:11 PM
Forget about the newly released White House emails – MSNBC personalities will never admit that the Benghazi scandal is anything more than a Republican talking point. On Saturday’s Weekends with Alex Witt, fill-in host Richard Lui at least brought up the new revelations in the scandal, but he and his guests continued to treat it like a big, fat nothing burger. [Video below. MP3 audio here.]…

MSNBC Contributor Touts Obama’s ‘Justin Bieber Numbers’ on Funny

March 17th, 2014 5:53 PM
On Saturday’s Weekends with Alex Witt on MSNBC, Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times showed that she is one of the many liberal media members entranced by President Obama’s appearance on the Web series Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis. Witt asked about those who criticized the president for demeaning the office by going on the show, and Sweet let it be known that she didn’t agree with…

MSNBC’s Witt Praises Obama's Historically 'Honest' MSNBC Interview

December 9th, 2013 6:11 PM
MSNBC’s Alex Witt just can’t get enough of President Obama. On Saturday’s Weekends with Alex Witt, the host latched onto the president’s comment, made during his interview with Chris Matthews last Thursday, that a president’s job is to “push the boulder up the hill a little bit before somebody else pushes it up a little further.” After playing a clip of that statement, Witt couldn’t hide her…

Chicago Sun-Times's Sweet: First Lady's Garden a 'Victim' of Shutdown

October 16th, 2013 5:10 PM
Ever eager to dutifully further White House spin, veteran Obama apologist Lynn Sweet hacked out a blog post this afternoon lamenting that "Michelle Obama’s White House garden [is] a weed-filled wreck, victim of shutdown." Sweet set out to convince readers that while the White House veggie garden was the first lady's "signature project," she was powerless to thwart the ravages of Mother Nature as…

MSNBC’s Alex Witt Frets ObamaCare Repeal Votes Are Costing Taxpayers

August 6th, 2013 12:38 PM
MSNBC anchor Alex Witt is still steaming over the  Republican-controlled House of Representatives. On Saturday’s edition of her program Weekends with Alex Witt, the host spent considerable time fuming about the House GOP’s 40th attempt to thwart ObamaCare, even hilariously worrying that the repeal votes were costing taxpayers money. Addressing Jackie Kucinich of The Washington Post, Witt…

MSNBC Host: Democratic Sex Scandals Are Different, Or Something

August 1st, 2013 5:36 PM
The one thing we can say safely about liberals is that they lack self-awareness, especially when one of their own acts badly.  The Chronicles of Carlos Danger, the exploits of San Diego Mayor Bob “filthy” Filner, and the sexual proclivities of Eliot Spitzer have made the political scene a national joke.   Yet, this lack of respect – and creepiness – is not treated by the liberal media as an…

Chicago Sun-Times's Sweet Incorrectly Claims Romney Is Wrong on Obama

October 24th, 2012 4:07 PM
Lynn Sweet, Washington, D.C. bureau chief for the Chicago Sun-Times, covers the final presidential debate in "Sweet: Obama in command in campaign’s last clash" on the newspaper's Web site.  In the piece she writes: As soon as Romney pledged not to cut military spending (incorrectly implying that was an Obama proposal — something he has done before) Obama pounced, portraying Romney as woefully…